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UNIQUE ID 1968: AMX-VCI ARMOURED PERSONNEL CARRIER

The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Britain

(Location: Storage)


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Unique ID: 1968
Added to Database: 29 December 2011
Last Edited: 24 March 2012
Type (ID): AMX-VCI (6450)
Model (ID): AMX-VCI (6450)
Location Category (ID): The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection (3016)
Location (ID): Storage (3016)
Serial Number: 3067 (source: Museum Vehicle Record).
Registration: 6380343: “638.0343” painted on nose.
Name: “EYLAU” painted on left hull side.
Other Identification: “3” stencilled in a white circle on left hull side.
Collection Reference: E1987.103.0. (Accession 10387, Entry 1987.1106).
Links: Museum Vehicle Record
References:
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Location History:
(see map)

1: France (Country of origin)
2: Le Grand Bunker Musée du Mur de l'Atlantique, Ouistreham, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France (Staging point July 1987 – not the museum but the port)
3: Marchwood port – Southampton, England (Staging point July 1987)
4: The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Current location)


Text in original Preserved French Tanks publication:

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Text in Preserved French Tanks Update:

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Text in original Preserved Tanks In Britain publication:

This vehicle was exchanged with the Musée des Blindés for a Saracen personnel carrier. It is the Command Post version of the AMX VTT, and is complete with tools, 18 sights, internal communications, headsets and an AN-VRC 16-18 radio post. It was transported by H.M.S. Aghelia from Ouistreham to Marchwood on 21 July 1987. Also included in the exchange were an AA-10 missile, a manpack radio and a Hotchkiss Jeep.
This AMX was on display in the Tamiya Hall for some time but was moved into storage in November 2011. It is believed to be in running order.


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October 2008

Front left view
1: Front left view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6439
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1040026...
Views: 73
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Front right view
2: Front right view

Taken: 27 October 2008
Contributor: T. Larkum
Photo ID: 6440
Added: 29 December 2011
Filename: P1040027...
Views: 86
Select/Has Priority: 21/0